Red River Radio http://redriverradio.org en Fifth Annual Young Artists Competition http://redriverradio.org/post/fifth-annual-young-artists-competition <p><strong>Red River Radio Seeks Entrants for </strong><br /><strong>The&nbsp;</strong><strong>Fifth Annual Young Artists Competition</strong></p> Sat, 30 Aug 2014 22:00:00 +0000 43195 at http://redriverradio.org Fifth Annual Young Artists Competition Savannah Music Festival: Mariza Live http://redriverradio.org/post/savannah-music-festival-mariza-live-1 <div><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Airs Thursday, July 17 at 8 p.m.&nbsp;</span></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Afro-Portuguese </span>fado<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> sensation </span>Mariza<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> put on what many are calling the "concert of the year" at the Savannah Music Festival. Tune in for a program featuring her Georgia debut. </span>Fado<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, which translated means "destiny" or "fate," is a musical genre that can be traced from the </span>1820s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in Portugal, but probably with much earlier origins. In popular belief, </span>fado<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is a form of music characterized by mournful tunes and lyrics. The music is usually linked to the Portuguese word "</span>saudade<span style="line-height: 1.5;">," which has no match in English but could be understood as nostalgia felt while missing someone. The origins of </span>fado<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> are a mixture of African slave rhythms, the traditions of Portuguese sailors, and the influence of Arabic music. Join us for a captivating performance given by </span>Mariza<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the genre's biggest star, at the Lucas </span>Theatre<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> for the Arts during the Savannah Music Festival.</span></div><p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 01:00:00 +0000 Bill Beckett 47065 at http://redriverradio.org Savannah Music Festival: Mariza Live Newport Jazz Festival: Dave Brubeck Live http://redriverradio.org/post/newport-jazz-festival-dave-brubeck-live <div><strong>Airs Monday, July 14 at 8 p.m.</strong>&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">It's been 50 years since 's Dave </span>Brubeck's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Time Out, and its crossover hits "Take Five" and "Blue Rondo a la Turk," first appeared in record shops. </span>Brubeck<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> was plenty famous before then — he had already been invited to the Newport Jazz Festival a handful of times — and his musical output continued to evolve afterward. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 01:00:00 +0000 46893 at http://redriverradio.org Newport Jazz Festival: Dave Brubeck Live Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra 2014 http://redriverradio.org/post/pittsburgh-symphony-orchestra-2014-5 <div><strong>Airs Monday, July 14 at 11 a.m.&nbsp;</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On this week's broadcast concert from the Pittsburgh Symphony, music director Manfred </span>Honeck<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> returns to lead the orchestra in Modest </span>Mussorgsky’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Night on Bald Mountain and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7. In between, pianist Denis </span>Matsuev<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> will take the stage for </span>Rachmaninoff’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Piano Concerto No. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 16:00:00 +0000 46890 at http://redriverradio.org Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra 2014 Louisiana Public Square: Pot or Not? - The Decriminalization Debate http://redriverradio.org/post/louisiana-public-square-pot-or-not-decriminalization-debate <div><strong>Airs Sunday, July 13 at 6 p.m.&nbsp;</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Would a reduction in penalties encourage more usage and lead the state down a path to legalization?&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Mandatory drug sentences cost Louisiana taxpayers millions of dollars to incarcerate people charged with simple possession of marijuana. Would a&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">reduction in penalties encourage more usage and lead the state down a path to legalization? Or does Louisiana - which ranks among the top ten states for&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">drug use - need further reinforcements in its battle against this “gateway drug”? Louisiana Public Square explores the pros and cons of legalization on “Pot&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">or Not? The Decriminalization Debate.”</span></div><p> Sun, 13 Jul 2014 23:00:00 +0000 46291 at http://redriverradio.org Louisiana Public Square: Pot or Not? - The Decriminalization Debate